Simulating sensitive clay landslides
Sensitive clays are commonly found in Scandinavia and Canada. Due to its original deposition below sea level, sensitive clay differs from other clays because it has been washed out of salt over time. Consequently, this clay is unstable and can almost float as a liquid if overloaded. The EU-funded project uses a high-performance computing framework to simulate the entire process of sensitive clay landslides, from initiation to final deposition.